March 13, 2012

dimitris polychroniadis: the miracle

from the project: the miracle of fluo colors

religion often serves as an emotional 'lender of last resort' in times of crisis. the idea for this series of maquette sculptures comes from christian church signs and billboards in the us. by stripping these religious quotes away from their physical and emotive context, the 'message' becomes more absolute, almost surreal. to emphasize this further, the text size has been exaggerated in scale and colour. the project is somewhat 'street' influenced by large scale advertising and slogan graffiti. the title of the series generates a contrast: the notion of god-sent miracles as an integral part of religious faith, against the marvels of man-made, modern age, industrial technology and it's products such as fluorescent materials and colours.
materials: cardboard, foamboard, blue foam insulation material, sand, wood, maquette figurines and trees, mdf, acrylic and spray paint, found miniature of the parthenon (plaster-made).
photography: michalis dalanikas & dimitris polychroniadis.

many thanks to dimitris polychroniadis for providing the content for this post!